Further landslip at Pelaw Wood

There has been an additional landslip on the Pelaw Wood site which is due to the natural steepness of the slope. Durham County Council are currently working to stabilise the ground and are carrying out further investigations and analysis of the situation, to allow them to continue to work safely on some areas of the slope. They also have specialist geotechnical engineers on site during site works to provide the best possible advice.

Tree felling has been taking place and an area of the river has been buoyed off while there is instability and risk of slippage.

There will unavoidably be some delay to the completion of the works and reopening of the path below.

See the project webpage for background to the project. Further updates will be issued when there is more information.